Coronavirus: Doncaster death toll rises as 22 more die across England

Doncaster has lost another life to coronavirus after 22 more patients died of the deadly bug across England.

By Sophie Wills
Thursday, 9th July 2020, 2:54 pm
Updated Thursday, 9th July 2020, 3:04 pm

The town’s death toll stands at 228 after another patient who tested positive for Covid-19 died over the past day.

Across South Yorkshire, Sheffield has been hit by a total of 288 deaths, Rotherham has seen 195 deaths and Barnsley has a death toll of 147.

Nationally a further 22 people who tested positive for the virus have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in hospitals in England to 28,99.

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A pedestrian wearing PPE (personal protective equipment), of a face mask or covering as a precautionary measure against spreading COVID-19.(Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images)

Patients were aged between 53 and 94 years old. One patient, aged 77 years old, had no known underlying health conditions.

The figures were provided by Public Health England as part of its daily breakdown.

They could be much higher, as they do not include deaths that happened within care homes or the community.

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